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by itsybitsy
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: New Potatoes
Replies: 5
Views: 128

New Potatoes

My new potatoes have zero flowers on them - how do I know if/when they will be ready to harvest. Also, some of the plants are pretty small. They were planted out back in March. Not had this issue before! A friend of mine has the same thing - new potato plants small and no flowers, main crop - like t...
by itsybitsy
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.
Replies: 571
Views: 38751

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Think the husband wants to get the WM now. It's working fine but has a noisy bearing. I'm just swithering.. will keep thinking, ty PP. I thinkw hatever I decide, I'll get one of those big Ikea Kallax storage units. Handy and don't take up much space. My machine soldiered on for about a year when th...
by itsybitsy
Mon May 25, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Freezing Cheddar Reality?
Replies: 15
Views: 1110

Re: Freezing Cheddar Reality?

Has no one ever tried to freeze perishable stuff like cheese butter margarine etc for extended length of time to see if it is actually eatable afterwards?ie 5 years after expiry Well, I have.... just recently. Ask me in 5 years how it worked out :) All that I read so far is that harder cheeses free...
by itsybitsy
Fri May 22, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Freezing Cheddar Reality?
Replies: 15
Views: 1110

Re: Freezing Cheddar Reality?

jansman wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 5:10 am
We freeze it. Its best grated in our experience though. As for life,I don't think a year would be out of order.
I agree. Can be frozen but better grated.
by itsybitsy
Wed May 20, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: 2nd wave preps
Replies: 19
Views: 1889

Re: 2nd wave preps

Apply the fear people had over lockdown and the resulting panic buying,and the memory of that , to Brexit.All it will take is the media to even hint at the chance of shortages,and folks will repeat that again. Could be an interesting one. Cheques stretching around the car parks with the social dist...
by itsybitsy
Sun May 17, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.
Replies: 571
Views: 38751

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

My mechanic says if folk take the 6 month MOT ‘holiday’ there will be such a bottleneck in October that they will fall foul of the law. The stations will not be able to process so many. My van originally had its mot in march but following someone running into me it had to have one in the july , cat...
by itsybitsy
Sun May 10, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.
Replies: 571
Views: 38751

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Opticians also. I've just paid £500 for two new pairs from Specsavers due to my own practice being now staffed by incompetents. Sadly, although they could get me the specs, they weren't able to fit them properly, despite being in full PPE and a full face visor, so while I can get away with the comp...
by itsybitsy
Sun May 10, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.
Replies: 571
Views: 38751

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

My mechanic says if folk take the 6 month MOT ‘holiday’ there will be such a bottleneck in October that they will fall foul of the law. The stations will not be able to process so many. My van originally had its mot in march but following someone running into me it had to have one in the july , cat...
by itsybitsy
Sun May 03, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.
Replies: 571
Views: 38751

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

diamond lil wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 8:20 am
Stonecarver I have never even heard of freeze dryers. Can you tell me about them? That sounds an excellent idea.
Your hubby will have a sh*t fit if Amazon pulls up outside with a freeze dryer on the van! :lol:
by itsybitsy
Sat May 02, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Potato Help please
Replies: 26
Views: 1635

Re: Potato Help please

korolev wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 1:50 pm
Wifey has had some seed potatos delivered. does she need to "chit" them before planting or can they go straight in the mud ?
I've they are already sprouted when they arrive then they can go straight in. I ordered two lots this year and chucked them straight into the pots.